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ENGL 103 - Payne: Find articles

In the research process: Journal Articles

1. Explore topic context & primary sources (the open web)
2. Learn the background (library catalog: books)
3. Discover scholarly conversations (library search engines --> journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)
5. Rinse, repeat; drafts & revisions (research librarians, writing center)

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Yes, you can search Google Scholar - but why would you do that (and run into frustrating blocks that keep you from getting the full-text articles you need, plus all of the other amazing built-in resources and helpful stuff) when you can use the library search engines instead?  

Article Databases: By Subject and A-Z List

Differences between popular magazines and scholarly journals